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Automotive News (February 8)

2024/ 02/ 11 by jd in Global News

“Toyota is too polite to gloat, but the world’s biggest carmaker may be close to a told-you-so moment when it comes to waning enthusiasm for electric vehicles.”


Wall Street Journal (June 16)

2023/ 06/ 17 by jd in Global News

“In just 24 hours this past week the central banks of the world’s three biggest economic blocs came to starkly different conclusions, with the eurozone raising rates, the U.S. on hold and the Chinese cutting. It’s getting harder for investors to understand the global economy—and potentially getting harder for the Federal Reserve to put a lid on inflation.”


The Guardian (August 29)

2022/ 08/ 30 by jd in Global News

“China has reached a point of no return in its battle to contain what could be the biggest property crash the world has ever seen, experts believe, creating a perilous moment for the country’s Communist leadership and the global economy.”


New York Times (November 26)

2020/ 11/ 28 by jd in Global News

“Our president does have trouble hanging onto cash, whether it’s his or ours.” Donald Trump “vowed to eliminate the national debt if elected,” but he “is leaving office in a fiscal year that recorded the biggest one-year debt figure ever, $3.1 trillion. And during the entire glorious four years, the national red ink went from $14.4 trillion to $21.1 trillion.”


The Economist (June 22)

2019/ 06/ 24 by jd in Global News

Already “one in five Americans calls Texas or California home.” The behemoths are now “the biggest, brashest, most important states in the union, each equally convinced that it is the future.” But their vision is “heading in opposite directions, creating an experiment that reveals whether America works better as a low-tax, low-regulation place” or a “high-tax, highly regulated one.” Given Washington dysfunction, “the results will determine what sort of country America becomes almost as much as the victor of the next presidential election will.”


Financial Times (June 23)

2016/ 06/ 25 by jd in Global News

Some say Brazil “suffers from a complex of grandeza or greatness. Lately, though, Brazil has been big in all the wrong ways. The country is facing its biggest recession. It is engulfed by its biggest corruption scandal. It has the world’s most indebted oil company, Petrobras. This week, it witnessed its biggest-ever corporate bankruptcy” when telecoms company Oi filed for protection.